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Full text of "Annual Evaluation Report Fiscal Year 1984"

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TALENT SEARCH
(CFDA No. 84.044)

I. PROGRAM PROFILE

Legislation: Higher Education Act of 1965, Title IV, Sections 417A and 417B,
as amended by P.L. 96-374 (20 U.S.C. 1070d9 1070d-l). (Expires September
30, 1985.)

Funding Since 1980:

Fiscal  Year             Authorizationl/             Appropriation!/             Allocation!/

1980                    $200,000,000                  $147,500,000                  $15,300,000

1981                         200,000,000                      156,500,000                      17,113,000

1982                        1,65,000,000                      150,240,000                      17,057,594

1983                        170,000,000                      154,740,000                      17,057,594

1984                        170,000,000                      164,740,000                      17,628,233

Purpose: To identify qualified youths with potential for postsecondary
education; to encourage them to continue in and graduate from secondary
school and enroll in programs of postsecondary education; to publicize the
availability of student financial aid; and to increase the number of
secondary and postsecondary school dropouts who re-enter an educational
program.

Eligibility: Institutions of higher education, public and private agencies
and organizations and, in exceptional cases, secondary schools. Individuals
residing In the target area or attending a target school who have potential
for education at the postsecondary level, and who need one or more of the
services provided by the project, are eligible for services through funded
applicants. Two-thirds of the individuals served must be low-income
individuals who are also potential first-generation college students.
Project participants must be between 12 and 27 years old (exceptions are
allowed). Required low-income criteria for participants are stated 1n
application materials.

II. RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(a)

A. Goals and Objectives

The Department's objectives included:

o Establish grant-monitoring procedures that will better enable the
Department to assess individual projects. This will make possible
better decisions about requests for grants renewals and more compre-
hensive assessments of program accomplishments.

o Issue noncompeting continuation grant awards to 167 Talent Search
projects during fiscal year 1984.ollege degree. However, their retention rates 21